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There has never been a more important time to support small businesses. With the cancellations of markets, closures of small boutiques and the general distraction of living in a COVID-19 world, small makers are feeling the effects of a major loss of income. Thankfully, the internet is still open for business and in particular Etsy is making it a priority to support their small businesses.
On March 20th, Etsy pledged a $5 million spend over the next month to help drive business. They have also have offered a one month grace period for sellers who need extra time to pay their bills.
They also recently launched their #StandWithSmall Campaign - a way to support their 2.7 million sellers worldwide. Your support impacts these sellers’ lives and by shopping small, you’ll help contribute to the livelihood of artists, makers and designers.
Check out the Etsy Editor’s Picks page for a curated selection of wonderful handmade items in all categories. So many shops are also offering Free Shipping right now so keep an eye out for that as you are shopping.
I am endlessly building a coveted list from searching and scrolling through Etsy. I’m excited to share some of my recent favourite finds - all of which will make your experience in isolation that much sweeter. x